Qualcomm Powers the Next Generation of Mixed and Virtual Reality Devices with the Snapdragon XR2+ Platform
Oct 11, 2022
The Company’s newest premium-tier extended reality (XR) platform - Snapdragon® XR2+ Gen 1 - delivers 50% higher sustained power and 30% improved thermal performance1 to enable more immersive metaverse experiences in smaller, lighter form factors.
The platform offers in-demand technology innovations and expands upon the Company’s portfolio of purpose-built Snapdragon XR platforms, which currently power over 60 XR devices around the globe.
Multiple OEMs have committed to commercializing devices powered by Snapdragon XR2+ that will be announced by the end of 2022.
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. announced its latest premium-tier XR platform – Snapdragon XR2+ Gen 1 – to fuel the next generation of mixed and virtual (MR and VR) devices, boasting new power and thermal improvements that will allow OEMs to deliver richer metaverse experiences packed into a lighter form factor.
New Platform Package: With a new platform configuration enabling better heat dissipation, significant performance headroom has been created to achieve 50% higher sustained power and 30% improved thermal performance1. This allows more concurrent multimedia and perception technologies to be utilized simultaneously enabling full-sensory interactions, like creating life-like human expressions in the metaverse, without compromising form factor.
Vibrant Mixed Reality Experiences: The Snapdragon XR2+ platform introduces a new image processing pipeline which achieves less than 10ms latency to unlock superior full-color video pass-through MR experiences. The platform enables concurrent perception technologies, including head, hand and controller tracking, 3D reconstruction as well as low latency video pass-through. Seven concurrent cameras allow the physical and virtual worlds to blend into one all-encompassing MR experience through video pass-through alongside precise motion tracking and automatic room mapping. The platform’s high pixel density brings PC-quality virtual landscapes to life, while providing support for multiple sensors and cameras that give nuanced facial expressions to more realistic avatars.
Multiple OEMs have already committed to commercializing devices powered by Snapdragon XR2+. For more information about the platform, please visit our website.
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